Thursday, November 19, 2015

Which Came First? The Balger Braid or the Blending Filament?

Today's history lesson is about Kreinik's braids and blending filament. 
http://kreinikthread.blogspot.com/2015/11/which-came-first-filament-or-braid.html

Do you remember the first time you saw Kreinik's metallic threads?  I do.  It was around 1987-88 when I saw gold braid, probably size 8, in Boston at the WEIU needlepoint shop on Boylston Street.  It was a revelation as the only needlepoint thread I'd seen up to that time was Appleton crewel wool and Paternayan wool.

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
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1 comment:

  1. I know I have a Christmas cross stitch that uses blending filament that I stitched in 1986 or 7.
    Looks beautiful, but so painful that I never did the companion piece.

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